Bath Bomb Recipes For Fizz And Fun

Are you ready for a great alternative to bubble baths? If you are ready for some effervescent and fizzle action in the tub, you should consider making your very own bath bombs, using these helpful and inspiring recipes.

Browse any beauty or bath boutique and you are sure to find a selection of effervescent bath bombs or bath tablets to on display. When dropped into your tub they immediately begin to fizz, then bubble.

This fizz or effervescence in homemade bath bombs is created by the combination of citric acid and baking soda. When they dissolve they fill your tub with the scent, color, or oil of which they are made.

Bath bomb recipes now enjoy the same popularity as scented bath salt and bubble bath recipes. Bath bombs are fun to use and just as fun to make for all ages.

You can choose to make bath bombs as gifts for your family and friends or simply to pamper yourself while relaxing in a soothing bath, making bath bombs is so much fun and very satisfying.

Using our bath bomb recipes is so easy; it is a perfect creative activity for children, with your supervision and for women’s groups, retreats, and girls night in for a perfect make and take project.

Imagine sliding into a refreshing bath of lively bubbling water, you can fashion bath bombs in various designs by using molds. They can be of any color you fancy as well as various therapeutic herbs as well as tranquil, healing essential oils.

The ingredients for these wonderful bath bomb recipes are simple, such as any number of dried herbs and herbal essential oils which have their own healing properties, water, corn starch and various carrier oils such as Almond or Olive and even Cocoa and Shea butters, just to name a few.

Now you can make your own bath bombs by using these recipes to create a relaxing atmosphere and enhancing the quality of your skin while bathing.

These bath bomb recipes provide you with various scents and qualities to please yourself or anyone on your gift list. Once they are finished you simply wrap them, decorate with ribbons, and then add to a decorative gift basket as a quick and easy personal gift any one who loves a good bath will be delighted to use.

Your creativity can flow choosing the colors and scents for your bath bomb recipes. A favorite mold of mine is candy molds offer a wealth of beautiful shapes as well as fun shapes to suit every occasion.

Wrap your creations in cello paper tied with a wire ribbon to match your theme. The add-on of matching gift tag makes for a wonderful gift.



Bath Bomb Recipes

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Bath Bomb Making Tips:

Essential Oils
Always read labels on essential oils, not all essential oils are safe to have direct contact with skin.

Try to choose molds without square corners which can be tricky when it is time to un mold.

This is not a project to save for a rainy day, the high humidity can effect how your molds turn out.

Use this formula to increase the Basic Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe below for your own use or for groups.
Use twice as much baking soda as Citric Acid
Then twice as much Citric Acid as cornstarch

Always blend and mix ingredients very well, failure to do so will result in bath bombs with a grainy texture.

Containers And Storage
Any contact with water, steam, or moisture can cause your bath bombs to start to fizz.

If your bath bombs are going to be kept in a bathroom each bath bomb will need to be individually wrapped in cello or plastic wrap. Or stacked and stored in a container with a tight fitting lid.

Basic Bath Bombs

This easy recipe is a good choice if you are making bath bombs for the first time.

Dried herbs
Light oil
2 drops Essential Oil Optional
Food Coloring Optional
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup cornstarch or dry powdered milk
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1 cup baking soda

Mix the cornstarch, citric acid, and baking soda together in a dry bowl and blend well.

Slowly stir in the vanilla adding about 2-3 drops at a time
Add any oil, color, or scent, you have chosen now.

The mixture should be as dry as possible and to just hold its form when pressed it into a ball.

Now firmly press the mixture into molds or into simple ball s using your hands. The size of a golf ball is good and leave room between each ball as they will expand as they dry.

Spread balls out on waxed paper and allow to dry thoroughly for about 1 to 2 days.

If you have used molds, allow the same drying time.

Scented Bath Bombs
2 drops food coloring in your choice of color
8 drops essential oil in your choice of scent
1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1/2 cup citric acid
1 1/2 cups baking soda

Combine all ingredients and mix well
Press into a muffin tin or your choice of mold
Gently release from mold
Wrap in colored plastic wrap and tie with wire ribbon or lace

Easy Bath Bombs

1/4 teaspoon Borax
2 teaspoons Essential Oil - Your Choice
3/4 tablespoons water
2 1/2 tablespoons sunflower or other light oil
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda

Sieve together all dry ingredients except Borax until you have smooth blend
Combine all wet ingredients and borax in a jar
Cover tightly and shake vigorously
Drizzle this over your dry ingredients and blend thoroughly
Pack firmly and tightly into molds and then gently slide out
Leave to dry overnight


Candy Cup Bath Bombs
This easy recipe uses candy cups instead of molds.

3 - 4 drops of food coloring - optional
1/4 teaspoon fragrance oil or essential oil
2 tablespoons citric acid
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons coconut oil, other emollients to try; avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, or almond oil
1/4 cup baking soda
Paper candy cups

Measure all dry ingredients together in a dry bowel and mix well
Measure coconut oil into a small glass bowl
Add your chosen food coloring and fragrance
Slowly add this oil mixture to dry ingredients and again mixing well.
Scoop up small amounts of your mixture and shape each into 1 inch balls
Arrange bath bombs on a sheet of waxed paper and allow to rest for about 2 to 3 hours
Place each ball into a candy cup and leave them dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours
Store finished bath bombs in air-tight container

Water Softening Bath Bombs
A good choice if you are in an area with hard water
1/2 teaspoon Borax
2 teaspoons fragrance oils or essential oils
3/4 tablespoon water
2-1/2 tablespoons oil - such as grape seed or almond
1 cup Baking soda
1/2 cup Citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup Baking soda
Plastic spray bottle filled with witch hazel

Mix the baking soda, citric acid and corn starch together in a bowl until well blended
In another bowl combine the essential or fragrance oil, cooking oil, borax and water and mix well
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients by drizzling: slowly pour with one hand and squish the ingredients together with the other.
Pack the mixture into candy or soap molds, packing it in the mold very hard
Immediately flip your mold over and tap out onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet
When all done lightly mist with the witch hazel
Leave to dry overnight.
The next day gently flip your bath bombs over and mist each bottom with witch hazel
Leave to dry for one more day
The witch hazel will form a crust on the outside that keeps the bath bombs from cracking and splitting


Milk Bath Bombs
1 teaspoon fragrance or essential oil
2 teaspoons melted cocoa butter
3 -7 teaspoons water/witch hazel blend,
(1 part water to 1 part witch hazel)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/3 cup finely ground Epsom salts
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup baking soda

Mix all of the dry ingredients together well in bowl
Drizzle the melted cocoa butter, olive oil and fragrance or essential oil over the dry mix
Mix together well with your hands
Put the water and witch hazel blend ito a spray bottle for even dispersion
Spray the mixture with the witch hazel/water blend until the mixture to the right consistency to pack into your molds

Vodka Bath Bombs
Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Essential Oil

Mix equal amounts of baking soda and citric acid
Dribble the smallest amount of Vodka over the dry ingredients.
Add a few drops of Essential Oil
Once Vodka and oil have been added work fast to pack into molds or shape as this mixture sets fast
The Vodka will evaporate without leaving any scent and may be the secret as to why these dry so well

If you have added too much Vodka or Oil, your bath bombs may be a little flat, like cookies

Marvelous Moisturizing Bath Fizz
Create a colored bath by adding about 1/2 teaspoon powdered food coloring or liquid food coloring.

1 teaspoon fragrance oil
1 teaspoon olive oil, shea butter or cocoa butter
1 cup citric acid
2 cups baking soda      
You can substitute some of the baking soda, up to 1 full cup with dehydrated milk either from regular milk or goat’s milk
Mix all of the dry ingredients together well in bowl
Drizzle the melted cocoa butter, olive oil and fragrance oil over the dry mix


Moisture Delight Bath Bombs
These bath bombs dry very hard and can fizz for up to two minutes
Few drops food coloring or other colorant
1/4 teaspoon Borax (optional)
1-1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil or essential oil
3/4 tablespoon water
2-3/4 tablespoons Almond oil
1/4 cup Epsom salts1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1 cup baking soda

Mix together the corn starch, Epsom salts, Citric Acid, and baking soda in a dry bowl.
In a separate small bowl or cup mix all the remaining wet ingredients together
Add this the dry ingredients with a wire whisk, whisk fast when adding wet ingredients to prevent fizzing
Press mix into molds
This mixture will not look wet but it will compact easily into your molds
Leave to dry overnight
Store in closed tight container

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